Nokia 808 PureView 

Released June, 2012
  • Symbian Belle
  • 3.5G
  • 4"
  • 1.3 GHz
Capable of shooting full-resolution shots of up to 38 megapixels and utilizing the industry's first pixel oversampling technology for delivering vastly superior lower-resolution photos (5MP and 8MP), the Nokia 808 camera is a “quantum leap forward in cameraphone performance,” as Nokia themselves put it.
by GSM Arena (Feb, 2012)
The Nokia 808 8 megapixel PureView samples hold their ground quite well at ISO 400 and aren't that much worse at ISO 800 either, but can't hold a candle to the DSLR and the EVIL camera at ISO 1600.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Nokia 808 PureView


Processing power and speed

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Battery Life

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nokia 808 PureView

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

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4,211 ms
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804 ms
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915 ms

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Reviews Word on the street for the Nokia 808 PureView

It’s also much larger than the average sensor used in most compact standalone cameras, thus able to capture more photons on its surface, which makes for excellent low light performance.

We liked the 41MP camera, giving the ability to zoom in and still get high resolution 8MP images and 4-inch Gorilla Glass display providing a nice screen size for picture and video playback.


7.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


In fact a lot of people couldn't decide which photos came from the Nokia cameraphone and which from the Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, which is a huge compliment to the Nokia camera division on its own.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
If you want more information on the camera, take a look at our in-depth Nokia 808 Pureview camera, how good is it?
by TechRadar (Jul, 2012)
We like it that way and we're even more impressed with the speed with which the camera responds.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)


Creative mode also lets you pick the aspect ratio of the photos (4:3 or 16:9), JPEG quality (Normal and Superfine), color tones (Normal, Vivid, Sepia, Black & White), capture mode (Normal, Bracketing, Interval, Self timer) and finally, sliders for saturation, contrast and sharpness.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
The Olympus E-PL2 did better and almost matched the Nokia smartphone in terms of resolved detail, but its photo came out with extremely poor contrast, which means the Finn got the first win for today.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
So, at maximum zoom you don't get the tack sharp, detail rich imagery you usually get, but the results are still pretty good and vastly superior to any digital zoom.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Operating system

Symbian has a solid track record in the PIM department and the Nokia 808 PureView with Nokia Belle is no exception.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Symbian is rapidly losing its market share and that can't be good news for its application store, which even in the prime of the platform remained pretty barren compared to the iOS App Store and Android's Play Store.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Another function we miss on Windows Phone and iOS is the profile support provided on Symbian, which can be automated by installing the third party Situations apps from the Nokia Store enabling automatic switching between profiles including silencing the Nokia 808 PureView at night and switching on/off Power Save mode.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2012)

Operating System

The Symbian-powered Nokia 808 PureView knows darn well it cannot match the quad-cores, HD screens and the app stores of the competition.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
What could've easily been an ode to Finnish awesomeness may be no more than a flash in the dark for struggling Nokia and the still-standing-against-all-odds Symbian.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
The lightweight Symbian has always been a snappy OS even on limited (by today's standards) resources.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)


720p @ 30fps videos are shot with 10-11Mbps framerate and look pretty amazing themselves.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
Drop down to 720p and you get 6x, which gets you into a higher price category of point-and-shoots, while maintaining the excellent quality.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)
The beautiful screen with native 16:9 aspect is also more than welcome for truly enjoying your videos - even in broad daylight.
by GSM Arena (Jun, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4"
Resolution 640 x 360
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 183 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Symbian Belle
Multitasking Yes
App store Nokia Store
Adobe flash support Yes
App store size 104,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 169 g
Thickness 13.9 mm
Size 60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm


Clock speed 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Single core
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 41 MP
Resolution 41 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  7. HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)


Talk time 660 min
Talk time (3G) 390 min
Standby time 27,936 min
Standby time (3G) 32,400 min
Capacity 1,400 mA·h
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